Threat of closure to local primary schools
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climb-down over his irresponsible claims that we would
close local schools is really not good enough. Why did he not check
with me first before causing so much unnecessary concern among parents
of Southmead and Ronald Ross schools?
indeed looking at the future of Chartfield School, and despite Mr
Colman's belief that we should rush into a decision before we have had
chance to consider the very complex issues carefully, I can reconfirm
that we intend to get this right and take as long as necessary to do
I am well aware of the affection with which Chartfield is (quite
rightly) held, but we also live in times in which more and more parents
are demanding, and receiving, successful placements in mainstream
schools for their youngsters with Special Needs.
with every other case, we have been open and honest about our
proposals. Nobody, even for grubby party political reasons, should be
claiming that this Council would plot in secret against any of our
impressive Putney schools.
Cabinet Member for Education,
Wandsworth Borough Council,
Colman MP responds to Cllr Grimston's accusation of "scaremongering"
15th October 2003
Cllr Malcolm Grimston's response to
MP's diary 10th October 2003
original Diary entry 8th October 2003
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